Free Classes

Free Classes

FREE Workouts on our YouTube Channel

To help you get through this difficult time, we are offering FREE Classes on our Upper Valley Aquatic Center YouTube Channel:

More Than 70 Classes to Choose From Per Week!

The Upper Valley Aquatic Center offers FREE classes and FREE childcare for members. We have a fully equipped gym, a fitness class studio and group cycling studio with more than twenty bikes. Our fitness classes are structured to accommodate all ages and fitness levels and are taught by nationally certified instructors. SEE FULL CLASS SCHEDULE

Membership by Phone: 802-296-2850

Beginner= B
Intermediate= I
Advanced = A


Boot Camp  I,A
A powerful and challenging workout to improve cardiovascular endurance, muscular and core strength using a wide variety of moves. You will use an assortment of equipment such as steps, bosu balls, body bars and weights.

Cardio Kickboxing  B,I,A
Good for the Mind, Body and Spirit. This class will combine intense cardio with proper punching and kicking techniques. Improve balance, coordination and flexibility while strengthening joints and muscles. Remove any self doubt and replace it with self confidence!

Circuit Training  B,I,A
55 minutes of full-body resistance training using balls, weights, body bars, bands, and intense circuits for a total body workout in a group setting.

Early Riser Strength  B,I,A
Join us for a strength class that works the whole body. We’ll use free weights, bands, balls, as well as body weight exercises. You will participate in non-stop strength building exercises that will increase muscular endurance and get you ready to embrace your day!

Essential Conditioning  I,A
A whole body workout targeting all main muscle groups to improve overall strength and mobility. This course uses a circuit structure that includes agility, resistance, and a variety of equipment.

Kettlebell Strength B,I,A
Resistance training-based, focused on improving and maintaining strength and muscle development using primarily kettlebells. This class is intended to be progressive over time but flexible enough to accommodate the needs and abilities of many levels of experience and fitness.
Power Hour  B,I,A
A challenging small group based circuit style class with timed work and rest periods. You’ll be performing various strength and conditioning exercises at a fast pace using dumbbells, kettlebells, TRX, and your own body weight. Get your heart rate up and boost your metabolism.

Pilates Scupt Fusion B,I,A
This energetic class combines Pilates and other fitness techniques along with hand weights & resistance bands to help you strengthen, lengthen and sculpt your body. You will get your heart rate up, burn calories, and increase your stamina and strength.
Tai Ji Quan– B,I,A
A research-based balance training regimen designed for older adults at risk of falling and people with balance disorders. This unique training approach is the culmination of Tai-Chi and systematic series of scientific studies to improve efficacy, utility, and community and clinical relevance.

A unique strength building exercise using TRX straps and your own body weight to build cardiovascular health, stamina, core stability and improve posture and balance. Classes run for 45 minutes and will boost your metabolism!

Weekend Warrior  I,A
A full body workout utilizing stairs, dumbbells, barbells, resistance bands, cable machines, cardio machines, and the great outdoors when possible.

Zumba B,I,A
A fusion of Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves. Achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning and body-energizing movements.

Get a MYZONE ACTIVITY TRACKER for Better Training

Your MyZone Activity tracker keep records of ALL your workouts with an easy to use app on your smart phone.  It keeps track of your heart rate percentages, calories burned, and MyZone Effort Points (MEPs)!  MEPs are used to make your effort normalized based on age and gender. If you have any questions call 802-296-2850 ex 112 or email


Group Cycling  B, I, A
A high-energy, fat-burning, indoor cycling workout. No matter what your fitness level, you’ll burn calories and have fun!  Great music, camaraderie and visualization in a complete mind/body exercise program for unparalleled fitness results. You can burn an average of 500 calories in a 40-minute class! See a video on HOW TO SET UP A KEISER BIKE

Group Cycling Orientation B
NEW!  1st Sunday of Every Month @ 10:30am  CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
This free class includes bike set-up, benefit explanation of a cycle program, and a short ride to get you comfortable on the bike and prepared for your first class. Cycling is for all ages and abilities. Nobody is left behind and everyone goes home satisfied with their ride. Sign up is requested by contacting the Welcome Desk


Deep Water Variations  B,I,A
A deep pool, low-impact workout with a high impact on your cardiovascular system. Wear a flotation belt for support in the deep water, or rely on your own ability to float as you perform deep water aerobic routines.

Deep Water Volleyball  B,I,A
A fun full body, deep water workout designed to improve strength and cardiovascular fitness using a safe yet challenging mix of water walking/running and volleyball.

Essentials with Sue  B,I,A
Come join Sue to learn the art of water tabata. Toning your muscles straightening your alignment, working on your core, balance, and strength, while having FUN!

Mahi Pilates B,I,A
Pilates mat and reformer exercises that have been adapted to water. Learn the moves of Mahi Pilates easier without the fear of falling and less pain due to high range of motion in the water. Proper alignment, core support, and spine mobility are the main focus of the exercises. No prior Pilates knowledge is needed.

Splash HITT  B,I,A
This is a high intensity aqua class with exercises to increase strength and cardiovascular fitness. Being in the water makes all exercises low impact on the joints of the body and while still getting all the benefits as if they were done on land.

S’wet   B,I,A  NEW!
Structured Water Exercise Training program designed to incorporate unique blocks of activity, each with a specific purpose, focused on HIIT, strength and advanced cardio training.


Gentle Yoga  B,I,A
The approach includes carefully orchestrated movements, controlled pressure, and well-measured stretches, including range of motion exercises. For those who want a softer, nurturing, slow-paced, well-supported and relaxing practice. If you need to you may work from a chair.

Mat Pilates  B,I,A
Develop core strength, flexibility, balance, and stamina while you lengthen and strengthen your muscles with this highly effective low impact workout!

Pilates HIIT  B,I,A
High Intensity Interval Training incorporating Pilates to help strengthen, lengthen/tone your body. Expect to get your heartrate up, burn calories, and increase stamina while gaining strength/improving range of motion.

Restorative Yoga   B,I,A
A practice that is all about slowing down, opening your body through passive stretching, and allowing your muscles to relax deeply. It’s a unique feeling because props, rather than your muscles, are used to support your body. Restorative classes are very mellow, making them a good complement to more active practices and an excellent remedy for stress. If you need to, you may work from a chair.

Slow Flow Yoga   B,I,A
A strong, slow paced class designed to rejuvenate and heal the body. We will focus on alignment, building strength and flexibility.

Vinyasa Yoga  B,I,A
Movements are synchronized with the breath while practicing traditional asana (poses) and sequences: sun salutations, standing and seated poses, back bends and an opportunity to learn/practice inversions.

Yoga for Athletes  B,I,A
Highly effective strengthening and stretching exercises, emphasizing long holds in order to find right alignments and proper breathing. This class may be what you are missing in your training regime.


This is an example of programs we offer in the course of a year. Some programs are not being offered at this time.

Pilates Essential Reformer  B,I,A
This class is designed to provide the essentials of Pilates while using the Reformer machine. Sculpt long, lean muscles and challenge your core for a noticeable difference in your posture.

Shed and Shred  B,I, A
Small Group Training for Weight Loss, Strength and Conditioning. Get the benefits of a personal trainer and the motivating effect of working with a small group! See huge changes in your overall strength and cardio. We will work with you from where you are.

New! Sit to Fit B,I
Designed for beginners to gradually improve their physical abilities, to learn to exercise independently, and gain confidence in taking fitness classes. You will learn proper form, improve your endurance, coordination, strength, and balance!

UVAC Strong B,I,A
Small group training with individualized programs to increase strength. Build strength, speed, confidence in the weight room, while gaining motivation and accountability from working in a small group.

Staying Active with Parkinson’s  B,I, A
Learn bodyweight exercises that focus on: Core work, multi-joint and multi-muscular movement to improve flexibility and range of movement. Great functional training for life’s activities! Membership option EFT $69 per month allowing access to entire facility.

Masters Swim  B,I,A
Improve your fitness and stroke technique with inspired coaching, camaraderie and a convenient work-out schedule in a fun and challenging environment. Designed to help you reach YOUR swimming goals.

Self Defense B,I, A
The fundamentals of physical self-defense, while touching on its emotional and psychological elements. Learn evasion, escape, blocking and striking, defending from the ground, impro- vised weapons, awareness of the environment, and the use of the eyes and voice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tell Me About the 9600 Foot Expansion

Richard Synnott
Executive Director
802-296-2850 x103

Upper Valley Aquatic Center Commences 9600 Square Foot Addition
Monday, August 29, 2016 –White River Junction, VT—Due to the growth of Upper Valley Aquatic Center’s (UVAC) membership base, increased day pass use from the community, and especially an increase in the number of families using the Center, the Upper Valley Aquatic Center’s Board of Directors approved an expansion plan. “We listened to feedback from our members and guests and realize that it’s time to add some features that will make their experience even better,” stated Andrea Ciardelli, the President of the UVAC Board of Directors. “We hired Bread Loaf Corporation to work with us to design and build a 9600 square foot addition. The new space will house a much larger family-friendly locker room with private changing suites; a new group exercise studio for classes such as Yoga, Pilates, stretching, and more; expanded fitness room space for strength and cardio equipment; and a physical therapy center with Be Fit Physical Therapy.” In keeping with the existing modern open floor plan, the addition will feature lots of natural light, visibility to the beautiful Vermont hillsides that surround the Center, and a fitness mezzanine that overlooks the fitness floor.

The Upper Valley Aquatic Center is owned by the Town of Hartford, Vermont and is operated by The Sports Venue Foundation. Since the Center is self-reliant and requires no town funding, the new addition will follow this model. The Sports Venue Foundation has already secured pledges from local supporters to fully fund the expansion.
Construction will be phased so that no interruption of UVAC’s current programs will occur. The grand re-opening is expected in May, 2017.
About Upper Valley Aquatic Center

The Upper Valley Aquatic Center opened its doors in February 2009 and quickly gained a reputation for having the most diverse range of aquatic offerings in the Upper Valley. The Center features a unique 88-degree indoor water park with kiddie water play structure, slide, lazy river, 3 lane pool for swim lessons and water exercise classes and 110-foot speed slide. The 11-lane state-of-the-art Competition Pool hosts swim meets for teams from all over New England. In addition, UVAC is an approved provider of a broad assortment of American Red Cross classes. The Fitness Center holds a full array of strength equipment, treadmills, elliptical machines and exercise bikes that have personal viewing screens. There are birthday party rooms and a certified Spin room as well as, a comprehensive offering of Splash Camp during Summer and Vacation times. UVAC offers more than 70 free group exercise classes each week and free childcare for members.

See photos of the facility as it is now:

Age requirements for the Fitness Center or FREE Classes?

Youth 12 and 13 years of age may use the Fitness Center or attend Group Exercise Classes when accompanied by a parent or guardian after an orientation with a UVAC Personal Trainer or Fitness Monitor.

Youth 14-16 are welcome to use the Fitness Center and Group Classes without the supervision of a parent or guardian after completing an orientation with a UVAC Personal Trainer or Fitness Monitor.


If I have lost something at UVAC where should I go?

Go to Welcome Desk and they will assist you in finding your item, or call 802-296-2850. Anything not picked up within 30 days will be donated to a local charity.

What are my Day Pass Benefits?
  • Access to the Splash Park, *Fitness Center, and Competition Pool (*some age restrictions apply)
  • +70 FREE weekly Fitness Classes (ages +16)
  • Access to KidZone childcare service for your child for a small additional fee
  • Use of the outdoor trails and basketball court
  • Family change room
  • Lockers
  • FREE Wifi
  • Poolside Café for lunch or dinner
What should I bring for the day?
  • Bathing suit, towel, goggles, soap for showering off. If you forget one, we sell them.
  • Adult guests should bring a current Valid ID
  • US Coast Guard approved flotation device. Flotation devices are provided in the Splash Park on a first come first served basis. Non-approved devices will not be allowed.
  • Lock for locker. We do sell locks for your convenience.
  • Money for the café or ATM card for ATM machine provided for your convenience
  • Cell phones- Please use them in the lobby and bleacher areas only. Cell phones have cameras and should not be used at all in the locker rooms for this reason.


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